Owen Smith’s voting in Parliament
Owen Smith is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
This is a selection of Owen Smith’s votes.
Consistently voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2011–2016
Almost always voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
3 votes for, 16 votes against, 6 absences, between 2010–2015
Voted for a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, between 2010–2016
Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, between 2010–2017
Consistently voted against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
0 votes for, 3 votes against, in 2011
Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 11 votes against, between 2011–2016
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Owen Smith has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Last updated: 23 May 2018
Perhaps it is because we are getting close to the wire on Brexit, but I think that there has been a new spirit of compromise and honesty in the debate and in many speeches that we have heard on both sides of the House today. I want to continue in that vein, so let me be clear that I remain a remainer—an ardent remainer. I would love this country to block, thwart, resist and reverse...
My right hon. and learned Friend speaks truthfully and eloquently about preserving peace in Northern Ireland, and of the centrality of the border to that. He also says that in order to achieve that we must effectively be in a single market and a customs union. Does he accept that one of the concrete ways we might deliver that is to be in the customs union and the European economic area, which...
What recent assessment he has made of the benefits for Wales of the UK leaving the EU.
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Labour MP for Pontypridd
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Topics of interest
Owen Smith campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Department for Work and Pensions
- HM Treasury
- Universal Credit
- Departmental Procurement
- Child Care
- Children: Maintenance
- Fit for Work Programme
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (14 Jun 2017 to 23 Mar 2018)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (14 Sep 2015 to 27 Jun 2016)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Wales (14 May 2012 to 14 Sep 2015)
- Shadow Minister (Wales) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
- Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 28 Nov 2011)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 26 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Owen Smith’s speeches
- Has received answers to 16 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 78.61% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 1 annotation on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 297 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 4 Jun 2018.
2. (a) Support linked to an MP
but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: GMB
Address of donor: GMB National Office, 22 Stephenson Way, Euston NW1 2HD
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
Donor status: trade union
(Registered 07 July 2017)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2
Name of donor: John Stevens
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 in respect of my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party
Date received: 10 May 2017
Date accepted: 7 June 2017
Donor status: individual
(Registered 04 July 2017)
Name of donor: More United Ltd.
Address of donor: 49 Knatchbull Road, London, SE5 9QR
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £6500
Date received: 23 May 2017
Date accepted: 15 June 2017
Donor status: company, registration 10285790.
(Registered 07 July 2017)
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